Tylenol vs. Advil - What Pain Killer to Use for Which Pains

Aches and pains from running, or a day of going hard at the gym? Got a headache that's keeping you up at night or killer back pain? What do you reach for in your medicine cabinet? Both Tylenol and Advil are over the counter pain relievers that are recommended for the same ailments. But they are different medicines, and come with different side effects. We break down which to use for what kind of pain. advil-vs.-tylenol Headache  Tylenol will give you the best relief with the least possible side effects, say experts. Joint/Back Pain Advil is the heavy hitter for inflammation, with it's main ingredient ibuprofen. Fever Both medicines are effective, but Advil's ibuprofen additive gives it a little more power. It is important to remember that both of these products are not to consumed excessively as their main ingredient, acetaminophen, can cause liver damage in large doses. Ibuprofen can also have a negative impact on the gastrointestinal tract and can even lead to internal bleeding if consumed in great excess. If a pain, headache or fever persists, talk to your doctor or seek emergency treatment. Which medicine is your go-to? Let us know!

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